Baylor Connections - Dr. Ashley Otto

Jun 26, 2020

Like many people, Dr. Ashley Otto doesn’t like making decisions; however, she’s become an expert on the topic. Dr. Otto, Assistant Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, focuses her highly-regarded research on how people make decisions. In this Baylor Connections, she defines terms like “decision-averse” and “decision sidestepping” and explains how such individuals strategically approach the choices they face at home, work and more.

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.

The Redhead by the Side of the Road is the latest offering by Anne Tyler.  This story of Micah Mortimer is the life of a man living a well-ordered household.  He has a lady friend, but their interactions are on and off.  One day, she reveals she has been evicted from her apartment, but Micah shows no apparent interest in her problem.  Then, to make matters worse, a teenager shows up and claims he is Micah’s son.  Micah is not used to so much intrusion in his life. 

In this episode of the Business Review, former GE Lead Innovator Beth Comstock explains how to use the power of imagination to plan for future growth and business expansion.

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The abrupt oil market crash has some workers wondering if a job in the sector is still worth it.

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The head of the association says putting the onus on businesses and employees to enforce face-mask rules is an unfair burden, and puts staff safety at risk.

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“A school song is very much like an organization’s mission statement.”

David and Art - "Moss Hart"

Jun 22, 2020
Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

On this weeks episode of David and Art, a  mostly forgotten name from Broadway casts a long shadow on the art world.

Last week, in its “Broadway Fridays” series of free online offerings, the Lincoln Center Theater made available a play called “Act One,” taken from the autobiography of an American playwright named Moss Hart.  His name is largely forgotten these days outside of Broadway circles, but for a while, his was one of the biggest names in American culture.

Moss Hart was born in the Bronx in 1904 and grew up in poverty. His father immigrated from 

Katie Sankey's powerful, expressive voice elevates every song she sings to a new level, including the old standard "I Don't Know Why."

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Baylor Connections - John Morris

Jun 19, 2020

John Morris capped off his 25th season as “The Voice of the Bears” with a meaningful honor, being selected as the 2019 Texas Co-Sportscaster of the Year. In this Baylor Connections, he shares memories of great Baylor moments and working with longtime Baylor announcer Frank Fallon, talks how he prepares for games and spent a spring without sports, and reflects on the meaning of the Sportscaster of the Year award.

Downtown Depot - Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt

Jun 19, 2020

Downtown Depot, which normally airs first and third Fridays of each month, has been put on hold  following FCC guidlines - while host Austin Meek is a candidate for city office.  Although not broadcast on air, you can hear the full program here.

Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by Waco Police Chief and Assistant City Manager Ryan Holt to discuss the changing role of policing in Waco and America following the nationwide protests against police brutality. This conversation was recorded June 16, 2020 in the KWBU studio.

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.

If you are a long-time listener to Likely Stories, you might know, Ian McEwan is one of my most favorite novelists.  Ian has a rapier wit when he needs it, and he is a writer of renown.  I have read almost all his novels, and I never—for even a moment—have lost the depth and expertise of his writing.  His latest novel, The Cockroach, is satire of the highest order.  If you are not familiar with McEwan, pick up a copy of any of his nineteen novels.



"You should write that book," is a phrase commonly heard. But, how does one start? What resources are out there? In this episode of the Business Review, Kristen Ethridge, author and director of public relations, delves into self-publishing and writing resources.

David and Art - "Art and Entertainment"

Jun 15, 2020
Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The difference between art and entertainment is a subtle but significant one.

I was talking to a friend who is a pastor recently, and he was telling me about the ins and outs of writing sermons.  It might be a little surprising to know that pastors get writers block, too.  Actually, it was a little bit encouraging.  He was thinking about the ways he tries to break through it when it comes.

He said that many times when he can’t find a nugget around which to build a sermon, he’ll turn to art.  He’s been inspired by paintings especially, but he’s also dipped into poetry, plays, and music. When he does so, he’s not as much searching for a topic as he’s trying to just get into a creative frame of mind.  “Creativity inspires creativity,” he said.  I wish I’d said that.  He told me the story of a Manet 

Hardie Clifton's emotional reading of "I Stood on the Banks of the Jordan" only hints at the remarkable story behind the song.

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Baylor Connections - Patricia Shih

Jun 12, 2020

Patricia Shih is an internationally-renowned violinist who has performed as a recitalist and soloist in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, alongside top global musicians. Last year, she joined the Baylor faculty as Associate Professor of Violin in the Baylor University School of Music, and still maintains an active performing schedule. In this Baylor Connections, she shares her appreciation for her instrument, love of music, and why she felt the call to teach as well as perform.